Parks & Recreation Youth Programs Activities
Coed teams Travel teams
Kindergarten Girls: 3rd – 8th Grade
1st/2nd Grade Boys: 3rd - 8th Grade
Kindergarten: Practice/play as a group for one hour Saturday mornings (Swasey gym). The first half practicing individual skills and basketball fundamentals. The second half a structured game with the hoops lowered. The goal is to introduce the game of basketball to young players, working on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing together.
1st and 2nd graders: Play on coed teams. Practice/play for one hour Saturday mornings (Swasey gym). The first half practicing individual skills and basketball fundamentals. The second half a structured game with the hoops lowered. The goal is to introduce the game of basketball to young players, working on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing together as a team. Coaches instruct players during games as well as practice time. Open gym night for additional playing time is offered twice a month and optional for players.
3rd-6th graders: "Seacoast League". Play Home games at CMS gym in Stratham. *Non-coed teams.
Practice: 1 night per week, Gym and day TBD
Games: 1 game per week, Saturday mornings. Gym Locations: Kensington, East Kingston, N. Hampton, CMS, SMS. Greenland.
Travel Required: Stratham, Greenland, Brentwood, Newfields, North Hampton, E. Kingston
Objective: To build on players individual basketball skills, reinforcing fundamentals while introducing basic and simple team plays. High emphasis on simple fundamentals such as: dribbling without traveling, shooting, rebounding (boxing out), passing (different options), setting picks, how to play defense, working together as a team, and the importance of sportsmanship.
7th & 8th Graders: "Lamprey River League". Home games are played at Talbot.*Non-coed teams.
Lamprey River League Website: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=lampreyriverbball
Practice: 1 night per week, Gym and day TBD.
Games: 1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday. Gym Locations: Raymond, Nottingham, Talbot, Sanborn, Chester, Candia.
Travel Required: Raymond, Candia, East Kingston, Epping, Nottingham, Newfields, Sanborn, and Chester.
Objective: Have fun! This league does not cut players. The goal is to improve on basic basketball fundamentals, while learning new skills. Sportsmanship and teamwork are a major emphasis. Develop players to transition into High School Basketball.
Season runs approximately Dec. 2 through February 17. Practices start in November
Registration cost: K-2nd ($50) 3rd- 6th ($80) 7th-8th ($90)
(Families registering three or more players - first two children at regular fee, $20 for additional children...third child that receives discount must be in a lower, or equal, program than siblings)
** Additional $3 fee for online registration
Sign-up online or through the Recreation office. Deadline is Friday, October 20th
TANG SOO DO CLASSES
Tang Soo Do is a Korean Martial Art comprised of both hard and soft techniques. It emphasizes whole body physical training. It’s beneficial for self-discipline, self-defense and health.
Classes are available Monday and Friday at the Brentwood Community Center.
Classes are taught by Retired Law Enforcement office Bob Meegan. He is currently a 4th degree Black Belt with the World Tang Soo Do Association and recently recognized by the association for his 35 years as an instructor.
Enrollment is continual,
so you may begin at any point.
Cost: $60/single/mo. $100/family/mo. (2 or more)
Calls from the North Pole!
With the help of our good friends at the North Pole, your child has an opportunity to speak with Santa this holiday season!
He’ll be happy to call your child December 10th or 11th between 5:30 and 7:00pm to talk to them and wish them a Merry Christmas.
Please register your child with the Recreation Office no later than Thursday, Dec. 7th. We’ll need their name(s), age, phone number to call as well as which of the two nights you prefer. There is no charge.
(IMPORTANT: Since we’ll need time to get the list to Santa, we will not be able to add names after the December 7th deadline.)
Red Cross Babysitter Training Course
Saturday, December 30th 9am-3pm @ Brentwood Community Center
This fun interactive course teaches first aid and safety skills so sitters can prevent and respond to emergencies. They will learn to supervise infants to school age children, make good responsible decisions and perform basic care routines.
Each student becomes Red Cross certified and receives a card noting this accomplishment. In addition to acquiring new skills, the students also come to learn that they are of an age at which they can be entrusted with additional responsibilities.
The students not only leave with a set of skills and an appreciation for the level of responsibility with which they would need to conduct themselves, but they are provided tools to accomplish this task. Each student receives materials, including the Red Cross Babysitter Handbook, emergency reference guide, emergency contact notebook, basic first aid supplies, a first aid guide, and a CD-ROM with additional resources.
Space is limited.
Email Stephanie Sturgis: email@example.com to register for the course.